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November 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Major League Soccer’s conference championship weekend takes top billing in this Weekend Watch. Eibar vs. Real Madrid, Spanish Primera, Saturday at 9 a.m. I’ll stop pounding the “little Eibar taking on the Spanish giants” storyline into the ground soon, I promise. But the prospect of the defending European champions traveling to the Basque club’s 5,250-seat stadium to…

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November 21, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Roger Levesque named Sounders director of community outreach

The news first broke at last weekend’s annual Alliance business meeting, but Friday morning, the club made it official: Roger Levesque has been named the Sounders’ new director of community outreach. The former Sounders forward played for nearly six seasons with the club during its minor league days and more than three more after it bumped up…

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November 20, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Four Sounders named 2014 MLS award finalists

Sounders forward Obafemi Martins has been named one of three finalists for MLS MVP and coach Sigi Schmid is still in the running for coach of the year, the league announced Thursday in a release. Chad Marshall is a finalist for defender of the year and Stefan Frei for comeback player of the year. The full release…

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November 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Jordan Morris makes United States men’s national team debut

Mercer Island native and former Sounders academy player Jordan Morris made his United States men’s national team debut on Tuesday, playing the final 14 minutes of the USMNT’s 4-1 loss against Ireland in Dublin. Morris replaced Timmy Chandler in the 76th minute of Tuesday’s international friendly, and the 19-year-old forward combined well with Greg Garza to…

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November 17, 2014 at 2:50 PM

UW men grab No. 14 overall seed in College Cup bracket

The University of Washington men’s soccer team, which reached the top of the national rankings earlier this season but lost three of its final five regular-season matches, will face the winner of the UAB/Furman winner in the second round of the 2014 College Cup on Sunday. The Huskies earned the No. 14 overall seed as one…

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November 17, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Welcome to Conference Final week

This upcoming Sunday in the greater Los Angeles metro area, the Seattle Sounders will play in the Western Conference final for the second time in club history against the team that beat them there last time, the L.A. Galaxy. The first leg of the series will bring together two of Major League Soccer’s leading MVP candidates (Obafemi…

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November 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Continental qualifying takes center stage in this version of the Weekend Watch: Mozambique vs. Zambia, African Cup of Nations qualifying, Saturday at 6 a.m. The first of two recent African champions whose hopes of returning to the tournament are in severe danger (see below), Zambia enters match-day five even with its hosts in second place in Group F…

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